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district. ktvu's ken pritchett just arrived on the scene and joins us now with what he learned. ken? >> reporter: information just coming out now, we talked to san francisco police and here is what they tell us, the shooting took place at 3:45 p.m. here in the bay view. as you said, one man shot and killed. we are hearing that san francisco police arrived on scene, transported the man to the hospital where he died. no description on the shooter. we have video that shows you a look at the scene. where we are it is just over a hill. you can see evidence technicians, police officers looking at tags on it ground. evidence tags where the shooting took place. i talked to an officer on the scene, he says there is no suspect description at this point, they have a description of a suspect or suspects which they describe as vague. we talked to a neighbor here who says she heard six gun shots this afternoon here at this location. and she said she believes the person who was shot was a man in his 20s. again that is coming from neighbors. no confirmation yet on the age or identity of the victim
threats made earlier this week. ktvu's ken pritchett spoke with the police chief and is in antioch with what the chief is telling him. ken? >> reporter: a three bomb threats were phoned in this morning to schools. two here at deer valley high school. after the threats were made this morning they arrestea student here on campus who they linked to five bomb threats this week. >> reporter: the bomb threats at deer valley high school may not have been real but he says they were disruptive. >> it has been hectic. everybody has been onagy over -- on edge. >> any call we receive, all the calls are taken seriously. >> reporter: he says the bomb threats were a drain on resources and says the 16-year- old student arrested just after noon today at deer valley high school faces felony charges. >> had the phone number the call came from, we had audio recordings and received information from students at deer valley high school. >> reporter: the chief has high praise for the students who came forward and for the school district. he says in his final class of the day his teacher announced the arre
the money was misspent or not collected. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with a new report that is blaming the dmv. >> some show love for sfo. others belong to lawyers and this one needs explaining. >> i have a yellow mini. looks bike a bee. >> reporter: she paid extra for this plate as did this owner. the money going to the coastal commission. but now it seems the money wasn't being collected or spent correctly. >> i am not surprised. >> reporter: the auditor's office found the problem. plate that help the environment, the art and more. >> department of motor vehicles has foregone $22.2 million over two years. >> reporter: the dmv failed to collect $12 million in special plate renewable fees and undercharged by 10 million- dollars. a percentage go to administration but the auditor found on the environmental plates dmv over estimated those costs by $6 million. other special funds were under charged. >> seems like everything is going through the cracks. >> that was ktvu's ken pritchett reporting tonight from oakland. >>> most voters approve of governor jerry brown's new school funding propo
in to deer valley high school. it's our top story. ken pritchett on how police identified the suspect. >> reporter: the bomb threats at deer valley high may not have been real. sophomore jordan johnson says they were certainly disruptive. >> it's been hectic. everybody has been on edge over the whole evacuation. >> any call we receive. >> reporter: the bomb threats were a drain on resources and says the 16-year-old student arrested just after noon today at deer valley high faces felony charges. >> actually had the phone number that the call had come from. we had dispatch audio recordings. we also received spell information from students. >> reporter: high praise for the students who came forward and for antioch unified school district. jordan says his teacher announced the arrest. he says students were excited that it's over. >> because i didn't want to have another evacuation and sit out in the sun for hours. >> reporter: police say they have linked this juvenile to five bomb threats made this week. there was a sixth bomb threat which they are still looking into. antioch, ken pritche
. today she was honored. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in sacramento. >> reporter: anyone can call 911 but not everyone can do it in a calm and mature way, as you will hear on these 911 tapes in this story, annette -- alexa hile lewis, she did both. >> reporter: at the capital, alexa hile lewis had a remarkable day. she did what tourists due, taking a photo of her petting the bear but she also posed with lawmakers and celebrities and made her way to the senate floor. today alexa hile lewis was the star for what she did a month ago to the day. >> kind of scary because i thought my mom was going to day. >> reporter: she was honored as a 911 hero after this call. >> she is like can't breathe right now. swelling up really bad. >> all right. i will stay on the phone with you right now. >> sometimes she was falling and fainting. >> reporter: helping her was the dispatcher. also herod today. >> she sounded like a grown up. >> mark: alexa hile lewis was awarded. >> i got a medal and i got this. >> even better she has her mom. >> the reason why i am here i
. ktvu's ken pritchett reports live from oakland the boost to schools is relatively small, right? >> reporter: yeah. you seen these all over the place. officials have spent millions of dollar as promote the game -- dollars to promote the game. >> reporter: this sidewalk in the financial district was turned into a lotto store this afternoon. the featured item, powerball. >> we expect the revenue to be 350 million annually. >> reporter: but the director says powerball will eat into revenues from super lotter and mega millions. >> down to 100 million. of that half will go to education. >> reporter: $50 million used by schools schools for one time expenses. she says lotto money helped her school. >> things like technology related, computers. >> reporter: last year the lottery gave $1.3 billion to education a big number but a small supplement to the $38 billion in state spending. how much the lotto will provide to education this year? that is on the players. >> that is our mission is to give to the schools. >> reporter: if powerball brings in $50
for the elderly is facing budget cuts and layoffs. ktvu's ken pritchett is live where the medical cuts threaten the institution. ken? >> reporter: jewish home is a skilled nursing facility for the elderly, one of many in california facing medi-cal cuts going forward and going back. >> reporter: it was not so long ago when he filled the halls with his music. he is 97 years old now and plays no more. >> that is life. >> reporter: he has many stories. pow during world war ii with photographers to prove it. survivor of a holocaust. >> my family had a lot of difficult difficulties. >> reporter: his latest difficulties are what is happening to his home. >> they are like taking a meat cleaver. >> they care for hundreds of medi-cal patients. in 2011 lawmakers slashed spending for skilled nursing facilities. >> it is piling on. >> reporter: the ceo says the hospital must pay for new cuts and owes the state money from when the bill was first passed. >> jewish home has no capacity to pay back a $20 million liability and sustain an ongoing $12 million cut. >> reporter: they sent out 300 pink slips with 100
. >> as the mayor mentioned with powerball in california there is hope of renewed interest. ktvu's ken pritchett reports live from oakland the boost to schools is relatively small, right? >> reporter: yeah. you seen these all over the place. officials have spent millions of dollar as promote the game -- dollars to promote the game. >> reporter: this sidewalk in the financial district was turned into a lotto store this afternoon. the featured item, powerball. >> we expect the revenue to be 350 million annually. >> reporter: but the director says powerball will eat into revenues from super lotter and mega millions. >> down to 100 million. of that half will go to education. >> reporter: $50 million used by schools schools for one time expenses. she says lotto money helped her school. >> things like technology related, computers. >> reporter: last year the lottery gave $1.3 billion to education a big number but a small supplement to the $38 billion in state spending. how much the lotto will provide to education this year? that is on the players. >> that is our mission is to give to the schools. >> r
takes effect. in sacramento, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a number of courses offered to students is expanded. it will be a partnership between csu and a boston based non-profit. they will offer an online engineering course. san jose state will open a training center for faculty to promote the program. >>> scientists said exercise can boost brain power but now they say certain exercises may be more beneficial for memory than others. researchers did a study of women with mild impairment. they found women who did endurance exercises did better on memory tests than women who just stretched and toned. woman who walked showed greater gains in verbal memory than women who lifted weights. >>> taco bell is planning to improve the nutritional part of their food. having 20% meet one third of the dietary guide lines. they expect the changes to be in place by 2020. >>> 135 years ago today san francisco's california cable car street line began its climb. 1878. today to celebrate they rang the bell as many times as he could in one minute. the total donation was $1,100. >>> seal pup
program. >>> the boy scouts could pay a price for discriminating against gays. ktvu's ken pritchett was live when the bill cleared its first hurdle. >> reporter: gay eagle scouts coming forward and saying they were discriminated against and demanding the boy scouts change its policy. his story inspired him to co- author a bill, heard today, that would put a price on failing to meet that demand. >> as a non-profit they wouldn't be eligible for the state exemption if they discriminate. >> reporter: the bill angered some scouts. >> it is an unconstitutional law. >> reporter: he testified forcing the scouts to accept homosexuals and put an end to their sponsorship. >> the state is using the process as a bully club to force non-profit organizations to change their public view point. >> reporter: opponents argue it will have a bigger impact on local troops rather than the national organization. >> i think the boy scouts do a lot of great stuff. not to demonize them but it is time for them to change. >> reporter: this bill wouldn't take effect till next year. the question could be settled
her mother's life. today she was honored. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in sacramento. >> reporter: anyone can call 911 but not everyone can do it in a calm and mature way, as you will hear on these 911 tapes in this story, annette -- alexa hile lewis, she did both. >> reporter: at the capital, alexa hile lewis had a remarkable day. she did what tourists due, taking a photo of her petting the bear but she also posed with lawmakers and celebrities and made her way to the senate floor. today alexa hile lewis was the star for what she did a month ago to the day. >> kind of scary because i thought my mom was going to day. >> reporter: she was honored as a 911 hero after this call. >> she is like can't breathe right now. swelling up really bad. >> all right. i will stay on the phone with you right now. >> sometimes she was falling and fainting. >> reporter: helping her was the dispatcher. also herod today. >> she sounded like a grown up. >> mark: alexa hile lewis was awarded. >> i got a medal and i got this. >> even better she has her mom. >> the reason why i am here is because of my da
to collect that money. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with more. >> reporter: here is one of those license plates. they cost $50 to get. $40 a year to renew. in this audit, it accuses the dmv of not collecting and not charging enough for the plates and over the years it added up. >> reporter: some plates show love for sfo. others belong to lawyers and this one needs explaining. >> i have a yellow and black mini. looks like a bee. >> reporter: she paid extra the plate. now it seems that money was not being selected or spent correctly. >> i am not surprised. >> reporter: it is the auditor's office that found the problem, having to do with the sale of the license plates. plates that help the environment, art and more. >> department of motor vehicles has foregone $22.2 million over two years. >> reporter: the dmv failed to collect $12 million and under charged by $10 million. >> for a certain license plate you might be required to pay $99 and they are charging $49. >> reporter: a percentage of the fees go to dmvstration but they found on -- dmv administration but they found they over estimated
call she made that saved her mother's life. ken pritchett spoke with that girl and the dispatcher, both who were honored today. >> reporter: 8-year-old alexa had a remarkable day. she did what tourists do, such as taking a photo of her petting the bear at the governor's door. she posed with lawmakers and celebrities and made her way to the assembly and senate floors. today alexa was the star for what she did almost a month ago to the day. >> it's kind of scary because i thought my mom was going to die. >> reporter: she was honored as a 911 hero after this call. >> she can't breathe right now. she's throwing up really bad. >> okay. all right. i'll stay on the phone with you right now. >> sometimes she was like falling and fainting. >> reporter: helping alexa save her mom was fire dispatcher robert vega. also honored. today. >> she sounded like a grown up. >> reporter: for her poise on that 911 call, alexa was awarded. >> i got a medal. >> reporter: even better, she has her mom. >> the reason why i'm here is because of my daughter. >> reporter: shelly was hospitalized. she's better now an
can be a gold mine for schools. but as ken pritchett reports, others suggest there is little bang from the bucks. >> reporter: this sidewalk was turned into a lotto store this afternoon. the featured item of course? powerball. >> we expect the revenue from powerball to be about $350 million annually. >> reporter: but paula says powerball will eat into revenues from super lotto, and mega millions. >> might bring us down to 100 million. so half of it will be able to go to education. >> $50 million used by schools for one time expenses. martha torrez, says lotto money helped her school. >> the things that are most into need are technology related. >> reporter: last year, the california lottery gave $1.3 billion to education. a big number, but just a relatively small supplement to the $38 billion in state spending on education. exactly how much the lotto will provide to education this year? that's on the players. >> that is our mission is to give to the schools. >> reporter: if powerball does bring in an extra $50 million, it would be spread thin, if split between california's roughly 9800
and joining the masses will be students of the bay area. as ken pritchett reports now this is not the first time supporters have marched on washington but this time they're hoping for a different result. >> excellent. i'm glad that we made it. >> reporter: they gathered curb side at national international airport young people mostly hoping to make or witness history. >> i'm so excited. i'm super pumped. >> reporter: berkeley seventh grader corbin haley is on their way to washington for a major rally on immigration reform joining an expected tens of thousands of people. >> if they call it their home too, they should have everything we have too. >> reporter: each student raised $1,000 organized by student rights group b.a.m. or by any means necessary. >> 40 million people in the nation. >> reporter: it was a powerful movement that did not win what it wanted. but now times have changed. the unveiling of a bipartisan immigration reform package is imminent. just today senator feinstein said an agreement is near but for these students who want full citizenship for 11 million people they're concer
the masses will be students of the bay area. as ken pritchett reports now this is not the first time supporters have marched on washington but this time they're hoping for a different result. >> excellent. i'm glad that we made it. >> reporter: they gathered curb side at national international airport young people mostly hoping to make or witness history. >> i'm so excited. i'm super pumped. >> reporter: berkeley seventh grader corbin haley is on their way to washington for a major rally on immigration reform joining an expected tens of thousands of people. >> if they call it their home too, they should have everything we have too. >> reporter: each student raised $1,000 organized by student rights group b.a.m. or by any means necessary. >> 40 million people in the nation. >> reporter: it was a powerful movement that did not win what it wanted. but now times have changed. the unveiling of a bipartisan immigration reform package is imminent. just today senator feinstein said an agreement is near but for these students who want full citizenship for 11 million people they're concerned t
for calling 911 to help her sick mother. ktvu's ken pritchett was at the capital and talked to all three about last month's life saving phone call. >> reporter: at the capital lewis did what most people do. she took a picture of her petting a dog. but she also took pictures with the assembly and walked on to the floor. >> it's kind of scary because i thought my mom was going to die. >> reporter: she was honored as a 911 hero after this call. >> she's like can't breathe right now. she's like throwing up really bad. >> okay, all right, i'll stay on the phone with you right now. >> and like sometimes she was like falling and fainting. >> reporter: helping alexa help save her mom was san ramon valley fire dispatcher robert vega also honored as a hero today. >> she sounded like a grown up. i mentioned that right in the call. >> reporter: for her poise on that 911 call alexa was awarded. >> well i got a medal. and i got this and a certificate. >> reporter: but even better she has her mom. >> the reason why i'm here is because of my daughter. >> reporter: shelley hialua was hospitalized she was
mother. ktvu's ken pritchett was at the capital and talked to all three about last month's life saving phone call. >> reporter: at the capital lewis did what most people do. she took a picture of her petting a dog. but she also took pictures with the assembly and walked on to the floor. >> it's kind of scary because i thought my mom was going to die. >> reporter: she was honored as a 911 hero after this call. >> she's like can't breathe right now. she's like throwing up really bad. >> okay, all right, i'll stay on the phone with you right now. >> and like sometimes she was like falling and fainting. >> reporter: helping alexa help save her mom was san ramon valley fire dispatcher robert vega also honored as a hero today. >> she sounded like a grown up. i mentioned that right in the call. >> reporter: for her poise on that 911 call alexa was awarded. >> well i got a medal. and i got this and a certificate. >> reporter: but even better she has her mom. >> the reason why i'm here is because of my daughter. >> reporter: shelley hialua was hospitalized she was here and happy to be at the ca
in lottery. >> this is done and i'm going to leave. >> reporter: ken pritchett, ktvu news. >>> homeowner looking for a better deal on their mortgage got help today. hundreds attended the american dream event at the marriot marquee. some people were able to get lower rates on their mortgages right away. >> now the economy has hurt some people where, even if they had a good rate mortgage now they can't afford to pay that either. >> reporter: the event is sponsored by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america and lasts through tuesday. for more information you can go to ktvu.com and click on web links. >>> new video tonight of a house fire in the east bay. oakland firefighters say quick work kept the fire at a home from spreading. it started shortly at 2:00 this afternoon. a fire department spokesperson said firefighters managed to keep the fire contained to one room and no one was injured. there's no word yet on what started the fire. >>> an update to a story we first brought you last night on the 10:00 news. caltrain now says about 750- gallons of diesel fuel leaked on to its tra
transmission lines. it's an unlikely scenario but considering a possibility. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> significantly cooler along the coast. the coast 10, 15 degrees cooler. the fog is back. now outside, i've kind of penciledded in a lot of -- penciled in a lot of the fog. we're going to see more fog in the bay tonight. that means more cool air going further inland and that means more cooling in the inland valleys tomorrow. tomorrow's temperature is about 5 degrees cooler than they were today in the inland valley. so lots of low 80s and upper 70s tomorrow. current temperatures lots of 60s still warm up in the valley but temperatures are cooling up rapidly. tomorrow we're cooler, we have a change coming as we get into the five day forecast. i'll have all the details on that, back here at 10:00. >> know before you go. bart's new tool for knowing how busy your train is going to be before you board. >> everyone is exposed. you're exposed, i'm exposed. >>> exposed online. one hacker's advise to twitter. >>> continuing coverage now the phony tweet that sent shock waves through wall str
. >> reporter: word is his family hopes to have his home by wednesday. ken pritchett, ktvu news in martinez. >>> about 400 people who ran in the boston marathon took part in today's big suhr international marathon. at the start of the race runners stood for a moment of silence to honor the boston victims. and organizers gave out pins that said 4/15/13 runners united. about 10,000 runners and walkers took place in today's event. >>> today we're learning more about a phone call between the mother of the bombers and one of the sons. it turns out that they talked jihad in the conversation, and the fbi is just learning about it. and now the question of why the suspect did not raise a red flag. the conversation is being described as vague and officials say it did not have any specifics about attacks against the u.s. you can go online to ktvu.com to learn more. >>> due to sequestration cuts. the state development department says starting tomorrow about 3400 californians will get less on their checks. the average federal unemployment payment in california is about $298 a week starting tomorrow thou
pritchett spoke with the police chief and is in antioch with what the chief is telling him. ken? >> reporter: a three bomb threats were phoned in this morning to schools. two here at deer valley high school. after the threats were made this morning they arrestea student here on campus who they linked to five bomb threats this week. >> reporter: the bomb threats at deer valley high school may not have been real but he says they were disruptive. >> it has been hectic.
francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> as we first reported for you here on ktvu channel 2 news at 5 back in february, unlike regular day care centers, drop- in centers are not licensed or required to follow state regulations because parents are usually on sight. state senator leyland's bill would require them tow have background checks and meet a minimum ratio of staff to children. the bill is to be heard tomorrow in the senate rules committee. >>> the so-called sequestration budget cuts are slowing down travelers at some of the nation's busiest airports. yesterday alone the faa said there were more than 400 flight delays nationwide. 47,000 faa workers must take furlough days, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, losing one day of work every other week. that's a 10% reduction in staffing. >> when 70% of your budget of your operating budget is personnel, you cannot avoid when the cuts are as deep as they are in the sequester, the kinds of actions that are taken. >> today the transportation department says it's considering a request from the airline industry to temporarily s
hurt in the talk. now, ken pritchett talked about his family about how the tragedy has brought that community together. you can get more information at ktvu.com. we'll be following all of the information. you can find out what's happening in the boston marathon investigation. you will find the tab right there on our home page. >>> 7:46. the new suspect in the ricin letters case has a court appearance today. the fbi arrested 41-year-old james dusky on saturday at his home in mississippi. he's accused of sending letters with poisonous ricin to president obama, a mississippi senator, and a judge. originally the fbi arrested another mississippi man but he was later cleared and claimed he was framed by duskky. >>> crews are finishing the touches on the one world trade center center. this is the building where workers will install the final two sections of a 408-foot spire making it the tallest building in the western hem miss spear. a stain -- hemisphere. that building will be 1,776 feet tall. that's the year we secured our independence. >>> efforts are underway to retrieve what's b
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